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Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns amid furor over photos

San Francisco Chronicle -
Defiant no more, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, soberly announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, bowing to the furor caused by his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and other women.
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Old worm won't die after 2008 attack on military

Reuters -
Personnel work at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 20, 2010.

Jerry Brown vetoes budget - Democrats 'dismayed'

San Francisco Chronicle -
California Gov. Jerry Brown explains in a YouTube video why he vetoed the state budget plan passed by Democrats on Wednesday. With just two weeks left until the start of the fiscal year, California's budget plans stalled Thursday after Gov.

Zawahiri faces hurdles as bin Laden successor

Washington Post -
As the new leader of al-Qaeda, Zawahiri will face intense pressure to launch a major strike to avenge bin Laden's death. But Huthaifa Azzam, citing personal recollections and contacts with al-Qaeda associations, said he doubted that Zawahiri could ...

Rory McIlroy grabs lead at US Open

San Jose Mercury News -
AP Phil Mickelson plays his second shot from the deep rough on the 14th hole during the first round of the 111th US Open at Congressional Country Club on June 16, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Casey Anthony trial: Defense launches case with attack on forensic evidence

Christian Science Monitor -
Three years to the day after Caylee died, the defense began to make its case in the Casey Anthony trial. Seven forensic scientists and crime scene investigators were called to the stand.

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Libyan rebels coordinating attacks on three fronts

Boston Globe -
TRIPOLI, Libya - Emboldened by improvements in their military communications, the rebels challenging Moammar Khadafy say they are now coordinating attacks on three fronts to stretch the loyalist forces' defenses.

Syria Broadens Military Effort to Quell Protests

Wall Street Journal -
Protesters hold a child up during a demonstration against President Bashar al-Assad in Deir el-Zour, Syria, on Thursday. DAMASCUS—Syria's military expanded its reach to a fourth border by deploying ...

One of China's largest patrol ship Haixun 31 visits Singapore

Xinhua -
BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Haixun 31, one of China's largest patrol ships, has left south China's Guangdong Province for a visit to Singapore.

Failure Guru Probing Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe for Lessons Not Culprits

Bloomberg -
People march in front of the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) during an anti nuclear demonstration in Tokyo on June 11, 2011.

Corn ethanol: Senate votes to end credits, tariffs

San Francisco Chronicle -
Washington -- The Senate cracked Republican orthodoxy on taxes and undermined the once-impregnable political support for corn subsidies in an overwhelming vote Thursday to kill tax credits and tariffs for corn ethanol for the first time in more than ...

Pressure grows in NY to allow same-sex marriage

San Francisco Chronicle -
ALBANY, NY - JUNE 16: New York Senate Majority Leader Sen. Dean Skelos (R-District 9) (C) talks with colleagues in the Senate chamber on June 16, 2011 in Albany, New York.

DiMasi may have pension suspended

Boston Globe -
Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman said yesterday that he will ask the State Board of Retirement to suspend the pension of Salvatore F. DiMasi, following the former House speaker's conviction Wednesday on federal corruption ...

Dems scowl at joke by Romney

The Detroit News -
Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop on Thursday in Tampa, Fla., listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work.

Fire on New Mexico-Colorado line fanned by wind

San Francisco Chronicle -
Ed Andrieski / AP A slurry bomber drops a load of fire retardant on the leading edge of the Duckett wildfire north of Westcliffe, Colo.

Euro and stocks drop as Greece worries build

Reuters -
Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange June 1, 2011. By Kevin Plumberg SINGAPORE, Jun (Reuters) - The euro fell on Friday, with investors still largely unconvinced that Greece can dodge a debt ...

Capital One to buy ING Direct USA for $9 billion

Lompoc Record -
AP | Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:37 pm | (0) Comments FILE - In this May 7, 2009 file photo, a branch office of Capitol One Bank is shown in New York.

TREASURIES-Softer but supported by Greece, weak US data

Reuters -
TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) - US Treasury prices edged down in Asia on Friday as dealers lightened long positions, but falls were limited with recent disappointing US data and Greece's debt crisis prompting demand on dips.

Wells Fargo stops making reverse mortgages

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), the fourth-biggest US bank, said it will no longer make reverse mortgages because home prices are too unpredictable.

RIM Profit Falls Below Estimates

New York Times -
OTTAWA - After reducing its profit forecast seven weeks ago, Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, turned in earnings results on Thursday that were even worse than analysts' lowered expectations.

Facebook's iPad App Is Almost Ready To Go (AAPL)

San Francisco Chronicle -
More than a year after Apple introduced the iPad, Facebook is finally getting around to releasing an app for it. Nick Bilton at the New York Times reports that the app has been in development for almost a year, with Mark Zuckerberg taking a personal ...

Giant black hole gobbles star, sparks bright gamma ray flash

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | June 17, 2011 1:16 AM EDT Powerful gamma ray flashes first detected by NASA in late March this year may have been the death rattle of a Sun-sized star falling into a previously dormant black hole and being ripped apart, ...

'Penguins' waddles through a familiar plot

Detroit Free Press -
Jim Carrey enjoys dinner with his new friends in "Mr. Popper's Penguins." / BARRY WETCHER/20th Century Fox BY COLIN COVERT Having done Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch, Jim Carrey once again plays a cynical old grouch who is taken on a journey of ...

Bored of the ring: 'Green Lantern' is light on character & originality

Philadelphia Inquirer -
AT A RECENT PROMO screening of "Green Lantern," a few hundred avid comic book fans flawlessy answered the most obscure questions radio DJs could throw at them.

The final 'Harry Potter' trailer (likely) ever: Watch it here

Entertainment Weekly -
I don't really have the words for this (likely) final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. It definitely has more plot that the previous trailer for the film.

150 hurt, 100 arrested in Vancouver riots

Detroit Free Press -
A car is flipped Wednesday night in Vancouver after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. Police chief Jim Chu called those who incited the riot "criminals and anarchists.

Sports history -
1946 - Lloyd Mangrum edges Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi to win the US. Open by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff. 1968 - Lee Trevino becomes the first golfer to play all four rounds of the US.

PAINTER: Young McIlroy still needs to prove he can close deal

Daily Breeze -
BETHESDA, Md. - Rory McIlroy was hitting fairways and greens. He missed only one green all day. Phil Mickelson was hitting his 2-iron off the tee at the US Open, all over the place.

Mets' Loss on Balk in the 10th Evokes Another Bad Ending

New York Times -
The Braves' Diory Hernandez scoring the winning run with two outs in the 10th on a balk by DJ Carrasco. The Mets dropped back below .500.

High School Students Drinking Fewer Sodas

Medical News Today -
One quarter of US high school pupils are drinking one soda every day, fewer than in the past, says a new report issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Cancer death rates continue drop: report

Reuters -
The White House is lit the color pink to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Washington October 14, 2010. By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - US cancer death rates are continuing to fall, but not all segments of the population are ...


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